From late July to mid-September the artists of the Winthrop Gallery will present a show of art that contemplates the concept of sustenance. The things that not only feed our bodies but also nurture our souls.
For this show, encaustic painter Tamara Abate offers a new work titled “Feels Like Home.” For Tamera this piece represents both a gathering of childhood memories of springtime on her family’s wheat farm in the Columbia Basin and a reflection on the sustenance the farm has provided for five generations.
“The cycle begins in autumn with fields being tilled and planted,” explains Tamera. “Seeds are then put to bed in fertile ground waiting for winter to blanket them with a sheltering snow. When spring arrives sprouts emerge, the fields grows lush and green with plants reaching up toward the wide, blue sky with cotton ball clouds drifting across its expanse. Summer brings rustling, brittle stalks filled with kernels to be harvested and stored for the future. The wheat, the farm and Mother Nature provide sustenance not only for my family but for people all across the globe. This sustenance comes not only in the form of nutrition but in the contentment of a life well spent.”
DATES: Exhibit: July 25-Sept 17; Reception, Sat, July 28, 11-3pm. Refreshments will be served. LOCATION: The Winthrop Gallery, 237 Riverside in downtown Winthrop. HOURS: Open every day, 10am to 5pm. INFO: 509-996-3925, www.winthropgallery.com.